From the Blog

January 29, 2018

AIM’s tagline is “raise your voice,” and every day, members are doing just that. But before you can raise your voice, you have to find it. By teaching people skills and providing them a place to practice, AIM helps members discover their passions, give them expression, and then share them with others.

January 17, 2018

Only 5 percent of the people creating sound and media for our consumption are women. But there are resources women interested in the field.

January 12, 2018

The Square Circle aims to break down the siloed opinions of commercial news outlets by facilitating dialogue across the political spectrum. It is part of a larger project to advance public discourse on controversial topics.

January 11, 2018
"Rosebuuud..." What do Orson Welles and AIM have in common? Orson started out with indie movies--so are the films you'll find at the Rosebud Film Festival!
December 20, 2017

There is a lot for the AIM and WERA producers, members, and volunteers to be proud of and a lot to look forward to in the coming year. But I also want to take a moment of your time to talk about some of the challenges that face us and some of the things that we are planning to try to meet those challenges.

November 20, 2017

A good crowd assembled on the evening of November 17 for a screening of "Anacostia Delta," a film celebrating DC’s legendary guitarists Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan and the many musicians who were inspired by and played with them—including two familiar faces around AIM, Billy Hancock and Dave Chappelle.

November 16, 2017

We passed the cookie tray and munched spicy caramel corn as the hard reality sank in: This takes

November 6, 2017
It began innocently enough... I inherited a boatload of Broadway musicals. Original cast albums. Yes, albums. Also reel-to-reels. Broadway shows from the 1950s, the 1960s and a few from the 1970s. What to do with this treasure trove of Americana? Read about Randi's start with Broadway Bound, now on WERA for over a year.
September 14, 2017
It’s been a great five years here at Arlington Independent Media, but the time has come for me to move on from the DMV. When I started in September 2012, I was fairly new to the Arlington area. As Membership Coordinator, I got to immerse myself in many aspects of Arlington Independent Media. I got a lot of inspiration by taking the Introduction to Community Media class because it showed me all the opportunities AIM can offer...
September 8, 2017
From Elaine: For my final FAIM SpeakEasy as Arlington Independent Media's Membership Coordinator, I wanted to cover the subject I have loved since I was young - writing, specifically Screenwriting. I invited three women in the field of filmmaking to speak on the subject. Read all about it here!